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100 Years with Woman Suffrage: Prison, Protests, and Promise

February 14, 2020
A Lecture by Belinda A. Stillion Southard, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, University of Georgia

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Rhetoric Professors O’Rourke and Lehn Publish Book

January 8, 2020
Professors Sean O’Rourke (Rhetoric and American Studies) and Melody Lehn (Rhetoric and Women’s and Gender Studies) have published the book Rhetoric, Race, Religion, and the Charleston Shootings: Was Blind but Now I See with Lexington Books in its “Rhetoric, Race, and Religion” Series.

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James Blue's "The March," the Long Civil Rights Movement, and Martin Luther King's August 28, 1963 March on Washington Address

October 9, 2019
Author and professor David Frank will speak on the Long Civil Rights Movement.

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Four Sewanee Students Present Rhetoric Papers at 2019 Clevenger Honors Conference

May 7, 2019
The Clevenger conference, one of the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate research forums in the field of rhetoric, attracts students from as far away as the University of Puget Sound and Florida Atlantic University and nearly everywhere in between.

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2019 Festival of Speaking & Listening Showcases Student Speakers

May 3, 2019
Fifteen finalists participated in four public speaking contests in the 2019 Festival of Speaking & Listening, held on April 23, 24, and 25.

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Prof. Lehn wins Excellence in Teaching Award

April 17, 2019
Assistant Professor Melody Lehn was recognized on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with the university’s citation for Excellence in Teaching.

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"The Pleasures of Outrage" - A Lecture by Patricia Roberts-Miller (Ph.D.)

February 14, 2019
University of Texas-Austin Professor Patricia Roberts-Miller to speak on "The Pleasures of Outrage: Why We Love Demagoguery"

Rhetoric Has Leading Voice in Civil Discourse in America Conference at Kanuga

April 2, 2018
Over the first weekend of Spring Break, three representatives of Sewanee’s Center for Speaking & Listening took a leading role in the 2018 Lansing Lee Conference on “Civil Discourse in America,” held at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.